Labguru users will now be able to see related news articles, blog posts and publicly visible shares on social media sites for papers they upload, thanks to a new collaboration announced yesterday with Altmetric. Labguru, a lightweight research management app, is the flagship project of Biodata. Altmetric enables users to track and measure online activity around academic research. Both companies are supported by Digital Science. 

From the release:

“Labguru is constantly striving to add features and tools which enable researchers to concentrate on science and simplify their access to relevant and focused information,” said Adam Sartiel, BioData’s CEO. “We believe that the integration of Altmetric’s attractive ‘donut’ tool into Labguru helps scientists evaluate the impact of scientific papers much better than any traditional scoring method.”

“It’s becoming increasingly important for researchers to follow the online conversations around the papers they care about,” said Euan Adie, founding partner of Altmetric. “By collaborating with BioData we’ve made that much easier for users of Labguru.”

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